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DFL volunteer resigns over tweet aimed at Emmer’s Marine son

June 21, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A volunteer for Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District DFL committee has resigned after posting a tweet in which he suggested Marines are murderers.

The state DFL Party said Laine Scheuble resigned Friday.

Scheuble had been responding to a tweet by Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, who congratulated his son for becoming a Marine. The Star Tribune reports that a Twitter user named Laine wrote: “Can’t wait to hear about all the Iranian civilians he murdered.”

The state DFL Party called Scheuble’s tweet “reprehensible.”

Scheuble did not return a Twitter message seeking comment.

Days earlier, a state DFL Party staff member referred to a new Navy ship as a “murder boat.” Gov. Tim Walz condemned that tweet and Will Davis was removed as deputy communications director, but remains as research director.

The Republican Party of Minnesota condemned the posts.


Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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